A BIT OF R AND R: Bremer Day Club members (front) Graham Lawrence, Molly Green, Roger Grayson and Rhonda Grayson, Peter Sutton and Diana Theaker have lots of fun in the club doing things like playing cards.
A BIT OF R AND R: Bremer Day Club members (front) Graham Lawrence, Molly Green, Roger Grayson and Rhonda Grayson, Peter Sutton and Diana Theaker have lots of fun in the club doing things like playing cards. Rob Williams

Dedicated to seniors

THE Bremer River Day Club is looking to create a hub of social activity for the city's senior citizens.

Co-ordinator Roger Grayson said about 15 people had joined the club - which offers the chance for members to get together for a friendly day of board games and quizzes at the RSL every Monday from 9.30am-1.30pm.

"We are a non-profit organisation that has been established to help isolated older people," Mr Grayson said.

"At the moment we have sponsorship from the Ipswich Railway RSL sub-branch and the Department of Veterans' Affairs."

People interested in joining the day club do not need to have a defence background - only a willingness to meet and greet with others.

There are similar clubs littered throughout Queensland yet, strangely enough, Ipswich did not have one until recently.

Since starting in February, the group has attracted between 12 and 15 people to each session, however Mr Grayson said the RSL pool room could accommodate plenty more.

An official opening was held at the RSL on Monday.

"It is like social networking for older people," Mr Grayson said.

"It is really about getting depressed people out of the house."

Each Monday session includes morning tea and lunch.

There are also raffles.

To find out more about how to get involved in the Bremer River Day Club, phone Mr Grayson on 3281 6462.


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